// Lynette Hagin
MY FATHER-IN-LAW, Kenneth E. Hagin, taught many of us the principles of exercising our faith to receive whatever we needed from God. I heard him quote Mark 11:22–24 hundreds of times.
"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
After teaching on faith, he would say, "Keep the switch of faith turned on." You may wonder what that statement means. Simply put, it means that God wants us to live a fulfilled life.
John 10:10 says, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." To live the abundant life, we must practice what the Word says. One of the principles that God has established is found in Mark 11:22–24.
Let me paraphrase these verses in my words. Jesus said that when you speak to a mountain—your mountain might be finances, healing, difficult circumstances, family situations, and so forth—to be removed, do not doubt in your heart. Believe that what you have said will come to pass, and you will have what you say. When you pray, believe that you will receive the things you desire, and you will have them.